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Revised proposal still calls for early ECi cylinder retirement

Advocacy | 2015, 01 12

The FAA has released a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking affecting ECi cylinders, but AOPA says the new proposal doesn't do enough to mitigate the impact on aircraft owners.

AOPA announces five new fly-in locations for 2015

Article | 2015, 01 08

AOPA has announced plans for five new fly-ins in 2015 following the success of last year's inaugural events. Events will be held in California, Colorado, Maryland, Minnesota, and Tennessee.

FAA funding secured through September 2015

Advocacy | 2014, 12 16

Congress has passed an omnibus spending bill that keeps the FAA, and other government agencies, funded through September 2015.

California Prop 65 avgas lawsuit settled

Article | 2014, 12 15

The Center for Environmental Health, an Oakland, California-based nonprofit, has settled a 2011 lawsuit it brought against numerous aviation fuel suppliers in the state, the group announced Dec. 12.

More pilots to join Transportation Committee

Advocacy | 2014, 12 11

The GA community hopes to have new allies on the powerful House Transportation Committee as two new pilots, including one AOPA member, join the group.

Unmanned aircraft rules needed now, AOPA tells Congress

Advocacy | 2014, 12 10

The FAA must take steps to expedite rulemaking for small unmanned aircraft, AOPA told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in a Dec. 10 statement.

New FAA rule allows more sim time for instrument training

Advocacy | 2014, 12 03

The FAA has doubled the number of training device hours pilots may count toward an instrument rating following a request from AOPA.

Powder River environmental statement finalized

Advocacy | 2014, 12 01

The U.S. Air Force has released its final environmental impact statement for an enormous military airspace complex, but the statement appears to largely overlook concerns raised by the general aviation community.

AOPA promises to keep working toward overdue medical reform

Advocacy | 2014, 11 26

Third class medical reform is taking too long, but AOPA will keep advocating for change and the prospects for reform in 2015 are good.

FAA must address key GA issues, AOPA tells Congress

Advocacy | 2014, 11 18

AOPA President Mark Baker highlighted issues affecting general aviation oversight, regulation, and certification during testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Nov. 18.